Winter can be rough for Mackinac Island fudge lovers.
For nearly all of its 125-year history, Murdick’s Fudge — Mackinac’s oldest and most iconic fudge shop — has closed its doors as soon as the last horse has left the island in autumn, leaving “fudgies” with nothing but sweet memories to carry them through until summer.
But this year, Murdick’s Fudge has decided to open its doors for two weeks in December to make fresh fudge, brittle and other sweet treats for holiday gifts.
The shop is offering several gift box options priced from $29 to $69, each offering a different combination of treats and flavors.
You also can customize a gift box to include exactly what you want.
There will be several favorite flavors to choose from: chocolate walnut, double chocolate, double chocolate caramel sea salt, chocolate mint, chocolate peanut butter, peanut butter and butter pecan.
There also will be a special holiday flavor: cranberry.
Online ordering began Wednesday, and gift baskets will be shipped between Dec. 9 and 19.
The fudge shop opened in 1887 as Murdick’s Candy Kitchen by the wife of an awning maker working on the construction of the Grand Hotel.